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Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?

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With Easter out of the way and thoughts of summer breaks coming to the fore, I thought it was worth another look at the new routes that British Airways will fly from London Stansted in 2024.

There was a flurry of coverage about this news when it was announced late last year, because it was so unexpected, but I think most people have forgotten that it was coming.

This is very much a ‘toe in the water’ for now as you will see.

Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?

Where will British Airways fly from Stansted?

BA will launch three routes for summer 2024:

  • Florence
  • Ibiza
  • Nice

All three routes will be operated by BA Cityflyer and will commence on 18th May.

Flight times are as following (note that these times have moved slightly since the initial announcement):


  • On Sundays, BA7017 departs Stansted at 07.50 and arrives in Florence at 11.05
  • On Saturdays, BA7016 departs Florence at 16.15 and arrives in Stansted at 17.30
Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?


  • On Sundays, BA7309 departs Stansted at 16.05 and arrives in Ibiza at 19.30
  • On Saturdays, BA7308 departs Ibiza at 12.00 and arrives in Stansted at 13.30


  • On Sundays, BA2333 departs Stansted at 08.35 and arrives in Nice at 11.30
  • On Saturdays, BA2332 departs Nice at 11.20 and arrives in Stansted at 12.20

Flights will be on Embraer 190 aircraft. These have 2×2 seating in both Club Europe and Euro Traveller.

Unlike Cityflyer flights from London City, there IS a lounge at Stansted – the Escape lounge. It’s pretty poor and usually heaving, although the upcoming Emirates lounge will relieve a lot of the pressure on it. Our last review of the Escape lounge at Stansted is here.

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Comments (51)

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  • Paul says:

    One flight a week to 3 destinations over two days looks more like trying to avoid parking fees at city than any meaningful attempt to operate services. Fortunately it takes me longer to travel to STN than fly to from there to Florence so I won’t be troubling BA

    • Richie says:

      The real opportunities are far bigger than the difference in car parking fees.

      • Bagoly says:

        🙂 I think Paul is referring to fees for parking the ‘plane at LCY rather than the car!
        Actually that’s a good question – are there significant parking fees during its curfew?
        I had always assumed that it was an attempt to earn at least some more revenue, with the required margin over fuel and crew costs being pretty small – the depreciation of the aircraft is a sunk cost.

  • lumma says:

    Do you get priority security with Club Europe or status at STN?

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      As the flights haven’t started yet, wait and see. Pretty poor if BA didn’t sort this.

      • Mike says:

        They didn’t offer it at Manchester when they had a similar offering a few years ago

  • SharonC says:

    So nice to see British Airways flying out yet another London airport 🙄 another reason to avoid a 3hr+ drive to the airport

    • Geoff says:

      Stansted isn’t in London

      • Gordon says:

        There was no reference that stansted was in London!

        It was “British airways was flying out of another London airport”
        Which is correct, as it is a London airport! Same goes for Southend and Luton, they are London airports!

        • Qrfan says:

          Indeed. “London” Southend does a great job of keeping Essex minicab drivers in business when greater Anglia trains aren’t running and the closest tfl can get you is Shenfield…

  • Signol says:

    They’ve done this a few times, using the LCY based aircraft when it’s closed for its weekend curfew.

  • Flightsy says:

    I’m quite happy to see BA introduce some STN flights. I just wish STN would reduce their parking prices – compared to LGW or LHR it’s a pricey airport to park at.

  • NorthernLass says:

    (Bitterly) Are these the same aircraft which used to fly the MAN routes?
    I don’t think there is any direct service from the NW to Florence. Clearly we’re not the market for art galleries and Tuscany!

    • Gordon says:

      Mmm, do I sense some resentment there! I believe there is a 200 year old art gallery in Manchester!

      Actually there is an exhibition on there until 31/12/25 called, “The Grand Tour” but sadly not in Florence 😆

    • Richie says:

      They are yes. MAN has easyJet/ Ryanair flights to BLQ and PSA. There’s good transfer shuttle trains to the main railway stations from these airports and then good trains to Florence. Train travel in Italy can be very good. I’m a regular visitor to Florence to see friends, the alternative airports to FLR do work well now trains are improved.

  • r* says:

    Stansted is an awful airport.

    You dont choose to fly from there unless theres no comparable alternative lol

  • Bagoly says:

    I asked on my last flight how the crew got back to LCY if they fly E.g. LCY-BER-STN on Friday evening.
    Apparently the standard procedure is that they are put in a hotel at STN for Friday night!
    Although occasionally it’s taxis from STN to LCY.

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